Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library
Also from Library Juice is Ed D'Angelo's new book Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library, which provides: "a sobering, convincing, and frightening view of the ongoing corruption of the ideal upon which libraries were founded, and the parallel corruption of our democratic society by the same forces." (John N Berry III). Chapters 1 & 2 are available free to read online. Interestingly the first example cited in this book is from East London - not from the USA.